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I was a bit confused but pleasantly surprised when setting up my new 4K TV to see a built-in app called Samsung TV Plus. After clicking on the app I was amazed to see a scrolling menu with over 150 channels (many broadcasting in 4K). Not a free trial — these channels are included and free forever (Samsung TV or device required). Many channels have commercials, but those of you paying for cable TV also have ads on top of shelling out $75 or more per month, right?

If you don’t have a Samsung TV, there is a growing list of apps offering hundreds of free channels (compatible with Roku and similar devices). My latest list includes Crackle, Tubi TV, Pluto TV, NewsOn, Funny or Die, PBS Kids, Xumo, IMDB TV, and Peacock (my favorite in recent months has been Pluto TV). I am an early adopter of cord-cutting, dropping cable TV more than 7 years ago. …


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With the arrest this week of Ghislaine Maxwell, the secrets Jeffrey Epstein took to his grave may finally be revealed. An international man of mystery, a math genius, he was associated with both MIT scientists and the likes of Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking. My personal question: Did he own Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency? I think it would be more than reasonable to expect cryptocurrency to have been within his wheelhouse. Heck, with his math background and science connections I have even considered the prospect that he was involved with the creation of Bitcoin.

Other than Epstein saying ‘Bitcoin is bursting with potential’ in October 2017, I can not find any public comments about Bitcoin or cryptocurrency. Perhaps this is the biggest clue yet that he may have been a crypto investor. If you were hiding money in cryptocurrency you wouldn’t go around talking about it. And there is still no rational explanation regarding how he garnered the half a billion in wealth detailed in probate court records. …


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A nationwide road trip is an American rite of passage. If you have the time, a driving trip provides the opportunity to see the country up close and personal. You can even take in those odd local attractions, such as the World’s Largest Ball Of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas. One way to make that road trip happen is as a driveaway driver. The idea is simple; you get paid to move a car or RV from point A to point B. A typical scenario: Bill and Mary are moving from Florida to New York. Mary will drive one of the family vehicles and Bill follows in the moving truck. That leaves one of the cars stranded back in New York. They could hire an expensive vehicle transport service, but they risk damage to their car from it being loaded on a multi-vehicle trailer. So, they pay for the vehicle to be driven from New York to Florida. In most cases it will cost less money and their car will arrive sooner. Another scenario is an RV manufacturer that needs to deliver a new motorhome from their Indiana factory to a buyer in Oregon. Nothing like getting to drive a brand spanking new RV right off the production line! Other vehicles you could end up relocating include ambulances, custom vans, and even box trucks (all non CDL vehicles). …


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In just two months it will be the one-year anniversary of the death of Jeffrey Epstein. A bombshell event took place days before Epstein took his own life in a Manhattan Federal detention center. It was August 6 of last year when Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced a special Florida Department Of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigation into the infamous 2008 plea deal. The deal was both shocking and unprecedented, particularly since it was approved without the knowledge of the victims. Epstein committed suicide only four days later.


Another victim of the economic fallout from the shutdown is Hertz Rental Car. The iconic American company has been in the car rental business since 1918. If you are old enough, you might even remember celebrity spokesman O.J. Simpson running through airports in its commercials. While it came as a shock to the financial community, it really was no surprise that Hertz filed for bankruptcy. The company plans to continue to operate after restructuring its debts.

While it is a standard practice for rental car companies to sell their vehicles after a couple of years, due to the bankruptcy Hertz is unloading more than 80% of its fleet. This means incredible deals for consumers. I decided to kick the tires and look at the inventory available here in Central Florida. …

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James L. Paris

James L. Paris is the host of Jim Paris Live and author of 32 books, including The 90 Minute Bitcoin Quick Start. Editor In Chief Of ChristianMoney.com.

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